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January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn Across the country, high school state associations have been busy dealing with changes to the athletics landscape. From competitive balance to canceled tournaments to sportsmanship, we take a look at the latest changes affecting high schools.*** In Arizona, thanks to a realignment of the AIA, and a new computer-based scheduling systems, some intriguing basketball contests are set to be played this winter, several of which pit schools of disparate sizes against each other. One... more
January 29, 2015
By Christine Syme Today, 92 percent of Americans use multiple platforms to get their news on a given day, and only seven percent get their news from a single media platform (Pew Internet Research). The same study showed that almost 60 percent of people get their news both online and offline. There are more than 800 million active users on Facebook, and more than 200 million on Twitter. The Twitter number is just about the same as the daily circulation of the Wall Street Journal, the largest... more
January 29, 2015
By Von Mitchell Just around the dune, it's coming! After several years of discussion, sand volleyball makes its official NCAA debut this spring. Fourteen Division I schools have announced they will field a team, with a few more possibly joining the beach party in time for the 2011-12 season. Also, one NAIA squad will also be up and running. ••• Sand volleyball was granted emerging sport status by the NCAA in 2009, which means it is recognized as a sport "intended to help schools provide more... more
January 29, 2015
At the upcoming National Athletic Directors Conference, the NFHS will award Citations to eight athletic directors who have worked long and hard for high school athletics.The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will award NFHS Citations to eight high school athletic directors December 12 in Indianapolis, Indiana, during luncheon festivities at the 42nd annual National Athletic Directors Conference sponsored jointly by the NFHS and the National Interscholastic Athletic... more
January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn Most coaches and players would give anything to have all their games and matches broadcast on television. The teams at Kansas State University have the next best thing this year, as its home contests are now shown on KStateHD.TV, an online high-definition digital channel launched by the KSU athletic department.••• The first sporting event broadcast on the service was the volleyball squad's 3-2 victory over Creighton University on Aug. 30. That night, four high-definition... more
January 29, 2015
By Brian Gerrity With our collective holiday cheer in full swing, University of Hartford Assistant Athletic Director Brian Gerrity decided to put his own twist on the "12 Days of Christmas." Listed below are 12 gifts from different administrators and others in his life that have influenced his path to a career in athletics administration. ••• Instead of maids-a-milking, it is motivation; dreaming big replaces drummers drumming; and professionalism trumps the partridge in a pear tree. Each... more

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